Message from the director

Core Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: September 21, 2012

As you already know, the Tulane Prevention Research Center’s main focus is the examination and modification of physical and social environmental factors that influence diet and physical activity. It has been clear to us for quite some time, that it is very difficult for residents to engage in healthy behaviors in neighborhoods that are food deserts (low to no access to healthy food items), in blighted neighborhoods, in high-crime neighborhoods, and in neighborhoods without safe…

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New Orleans' Ralph Brennan challenges his restaurants' staff to slim down

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: September 05, 2012

Watching your calories while working in a restaurant is about like walking uphill in a rainstorm. You can just expect to slip up from time to time. Ralph Brennan knows all about that. His weaknesses: wine and desserts. And he works with sommeliers and pastry chefs. Today, Brennan launched a 90-day fitness and weight-loss competition for the employees of his restaurants: Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Cafe b, Cafe NOMA and Heritage Grill.…

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